My Orders

I’m working on a new order – a garland with a yellow and orange trumpet, thinking about how to finish the backstitch in the bird and how to make at least four more snowflakes for the new garland, and here comes a new order for a choker. The choker is not pictured because I haven’t started making it yet. How am I going to get everything done at once?

Shipping

Wow! Today morning I sent two orders to the USA, and one of them was to Hawaii for the first time. Mari purchased white and yellow Daffodils and flowers garlands from me. I always check the address customers give me at their orders just in to avoid mistakes. This time I checked the address because I have never sent something to the HI state. Thank you, Mari, for adding a new point to my sales map. By the way, the second order was to Harwood, MD. Julia bought white Daffodils garland from me.

In general, I am highly suspicious about the weather in the USA, especially around New York. Lots of my orders are in the customs clearing in New York or on their way to it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that nobody gets hurt during this snowstorm and my orders reach the customers.

Shipping

Today I’ve sent yellow daffodils garland to Howick, Auckland, New Zealand for the first time. Even Post office workers noticed: “We were not there yet”. And they asked, how long the registered letter will fly there? What can I answer? – I don’t know. Firstly, it is the Holiday season, secondly – COVID season, thirdly – I haven’t sent any order to New Zealand before. Well, we shall see 🙂 and I hope that the customer will be very patient.

Crocheting and Gardening

That’s what I crocheted all week – one of my favourite flowers – Daffodils. As you bought all my Daffodils garlands up – white and yellow – I decided to crochet them in different sizes, long and short. And now I have them – 16 white and 16 yellow Daffodils. That means that you’ll see four Daffodils garlands at the shop this weekend. And yes, I am buying more Daffodils and Tulips bulbs on top of those I already have! October is the month when we plant tulips and daffodils in our gardens. What is more, I am thinking of buying more spring flowers for my small city garden. Sure, I’ll write about that to you!

Daffodils Garland in Progress

All of my daffodil garlands, yellow and white, sold out. Even though it’s out of season for these flowers, I still prefer to make them and have them in stock – then I can send them to a customer as soon as possible. I crochet a trumpet-shaped corona with dark yellow thread first, and then the petals with yellow or white. I plan to make two garlands of each flower – the longer of 9 flowers and the shorter of 7.

Crochet Daffodils Garland

Finally, my daffodil garland is ready. The season for these flowers is already ending, although they are still blooming in my small garden. It was my yellow daffodils with a dark yellow centre that was my inspiration for making this garland. I love these flowers for their fragility, delicacy, smell and for the fact that they are a symbol of spring, just like tulips, of course. But crochet tulips and connecting them into a garland is quite difficult, although I can’t stop thinking about it and quite possibly I’ll figure out how to do it better. But while I’m working the details out, the daffodils are taking over.

And this is how the garland looks hanging on the wall.